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Hackney Tweet Definition of Hackney Like Definition of Hackney on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A London borough where once upon a time many horses were pastured.
  2. One of several breeds of compact English horses. From the London borough where many such animals were kept.
  3. An English surname.
adjective
  1. Available for public hire. From the London borough where many horses were kept for public hire.
Hainaut Tweet Definition of Hainaut Like Definition of Hainaut on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A province of Wallonia, Belgium.
Haiti Tweet Definition of Haiti Like Definition of Haiti on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A country in the Caribbean. Official name: Republic of Haiti.
Haitian Tweet Definition of Haitian Like Definition of Haitian on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A person from Haiti or of Haitian descent.
adjective
  1. Of, from, or pertaining to Haiti, the Haitian people or the Haitian language.
Halifax Tweet Definition of Halifax Like Definition of Halifax on Facebook
proper noun
  1. Provincial capital of Nova Scotia (Canada).
  2. An Industry , industrial center northeast of Manchester, England. Pop: 200,000.
Haligonian Tweet Definition of Haligonian Like Definition of Haligonian on Facebook
proper noun
  1. (context, Canadian) A native or inhabitant of Halifax.
adjective
  1. (context, Canadian) Of, from, or pertaining to the city of Halifax, Canada.
Hamburg Tweet Definition of Hamburg Like Definition of Hamburg on Facebook
proper noun
  1. One of the component states of Germany according to the current administrative division of the nation.
  2. A city in Germany.
Hamilton Tweet Definition of Hamilton Like Definition of Hamilton on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A Scottish lowlands family name.
  2. (given name, male), transferred use of the surname.
  3. Cities in Alabama, California, Georgia, Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Texas, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin, Australia, Bermuda, Canada, New Zealand and Scotland.
Hamm Tweet Definition of Hamm Like Definition of Hamm on Facebook
proper noun
  1. An English topographic surname for someone who lived in an area of flat land near a river; or a habitational name from several places with the same name in southern England.
Hammond Tweet Definition of Hammond Like Definition of Hammond on Facebook
proper noun
  1. An English surname derived from a Norman name
Hampshire Tweet Definition of Hampshire Like Definition of Hampshire on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A maritime county in the south of England bordered by Berkshire, Surrey, Sussex, Dorset, Wiltshire and the English Channel; also includes the Isle of Wight.
Hampton Tweet Definition of Hampton Like Definition of Hampton on Facebook
proper noun
  1. Any of several placenames in England and Scotland from Saxon words meaning homestead and enclosure
  2. An English and Scottish habitational surname from the placename
Han Tweet Definition of Han Like Definition of Han on Facebook
proper noun
  1. the ancient dynasty in the mainland China, dated 206 B.C. - A.D. 220 around the Parthian times, and marked by the stable feudal system, and the fusion of Confucianism, Taoism, and Buddhism.
  2. the Chinese population and culture, as distinguished from the surroundings, especially in ancient times.
Hannibal Tweet Definition of Hannibal Like Definition of Hannibal on Facebook
proper noun
  1. (given name, male, from Phoenician, ) meaning mercy of Baal.
  2. (historical) Any of w:Hannibal (disambiguation), several historical figures, most notably the Carthaginian general w:Hannibal Barca, Hannibal Barca.
  3. A city in Missouri: w:Hannibal, Missouri, Hannibal.
Hanoi Tweet Definition of Hanoi Like Definition of Hanoi on Facebook
proper noun
  1. Capital of Vietnam.
Hanover Tweet Definition of Hanover Like Definition of Hanover on Facebook
proper noun
  1. British family that ruled from 1714 to 1901.
  2. Capital of Lower Saxony, Germany. ( http://www.expo.hannover.de/english )
  3. Former province of Prussia, now part of Lower Saxony, Germany.
Harlem Tweet Definition of Harlem Like Definition of Harlem on Facebook
proper noun
  1. The northern tip of Manhattan and the southern portion of The Bronx; the flash-point of racial conflict in NYC, hence, the toughest area, especially in movies and on TV.
Harlem is named after the Dutch city of Haarlem.      
Harley Street Tweet Definition of Harley Street Like Definition of Harley Street on Facebook
proper nounHarley street, Street
  1. (London) A street in Westminster having many physician's practices
  2. (context, by extension) The English medical profession as a group
Harrisburg Tweet Definition of Harrisburg Like Definition of Harrisburg on Facebook
proper noun (wikipedia, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania)
  1. The capital of the commonwealth of Pennsylvania
  2. Several other places in the United States and Canada
Harrison Tweet Definition of Harrison Like Definition of Harrison on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A northern English patronymic surname derived from Harry
  2. A town in Arkansas
  3. (given name, male) derived from the surname.
harrow Tweet Definition of harrow Like Definition of harrow on Facebook
noun
  1. A device consisting of a heavy framework having several disks or teeth in a row, which is dragged across ploughed land to smooth or break up the soil, to remove weeds or cover seeds; a harrow plow.
    • 1918: He sent for the carpenter, who was under contract to be with the threshing-machine, but it turned out that he was mending the harrows, which should have been mended the week before Lent. " Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina, tr. Louise & Aylmer Maude (Oxford 1998, p. 153)
verb
  1. To drag a harrow over; to break up with a harrow.
  2. To traumatize or disturb; to subject to a harrowing experience; to frighten or torment.
The headless horseman harrowed Ichabod Crane as he tried to reach the bridge.
Hartford Tweet Definition of Hartford Like Definition of Hartford on Facebook
proper noun
  1. Any of a number of placenames in England, variants of Hertford
  2. A habitational surname from these places
  3. The capital city of Connecticut
Harvard Tweet Definition of Harvard Like Definition of Harvard on Facebook
proper noun
  1. a city in Massachusetts
  2. a university in that city
Harvey Tweet Definition of Harvey Like Definition of Harvey on Facebook
proper noun
  1. An English and Scottish surname derived from the Norman French given name Haerviu, from haer "battle" + vy "worthy".
  2. An Irish surname, derived from the Gaelic “ hAirmheadhaigh or “ hEarchaidh
  3. (given name, male) derived from the surname
Haryana Tweet Definition of Haryana Like Definition of Haryana on Facebook
proper noun
  1. State in northern India which has Chandigarh as its capital.
Hastings Tweet Definition of Hastings Like Definition of Hastings on Facebook
proper noun
  1. a family name
  2. a place name
Havana Tweet Definition of Havana Like Definition of Havana on Facebook
proper noun
  1. The capital of Cuba.
  2. A famous cigar produced in Cuba
havelock Tweet Definition of havelock Like Definition of havelock on Facebook
noun
  1. A cap incorporating a cloth hanging down the sides and back, to protect the ears and neck; often created ad hoc by placing a kerchief on the head and holding it in place with a cap.
Hawaii Tweet Definition of Hawaii Like Definition of Hawaii on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A state of the United States of America. The capital is Honolulu, on the island of Oahu. It is the fiftieth state to join the United States. The nickname is the Aloha State. It is located from 19° to 23° N longitude, with the eight main islands from 155° to 162° W longitude and including many smaller islands extending westward.
  2. A chain of islands in the Pacific Ocean between North America and Oceania. Also called the Hawaiian Islands and formerly the Sandwich Islands. The larger islands are:
Kauai (Kaua'i)
Hawaii (Hawai'i, the Big Island)
Lanai (Lana'i)
Maui
Molokai (Moloka'i)
Niihau Ni'ihau
Oahu (O'ahu)
  1. The proper name of the largest of the Hawaiian Islands, also called the Big Island. The Big Island lies southeast of the other islands.
Hawthorne Tweet Definition of Hawthorne Like Definition of Hawthorne on Facebook
proper noun
  1. An English and Scottish topographic or habitational surname for someone who lived near a hawthorn hedge or in a place with such a name.
Hebrides Tweet Definition of Hebrides Like Definition of Hebrides on Facebook
proper noun
  1. Collective name for the islands off the west coast of Scotland, divided into the Inner Hebrides and the Outer Hebrides.
Helena Tweet Definition of Helena Like Definition of Helena on Facebook
proper noun
  1. (given name, female), a Latinate form of Helen.
helicon Tweet Definition of helicon Like Definition of helicon on Facebook
noun
  1. (music) A large tuba whose coils fit around the player's shoulders
Hellas Tweet Definition of Hellas Like Definition of Hellas on Facebook
proper noun
  1. The Ancient Greek name for ancient and modern Greece, •λλά‚.
Helsinki Tweet Definition of Helsinki Like Definition of Helsinki on Facebook
proper noun
  1. The capital city of Finland. The Greater Helsinki has a population of 1.2 million.
Henderson Tweet Definition of Henderson Like Definition of Henderson on Facebook
noun
  1. a surname
Henry Tweet Definition of Henry Like Definition of Henry on Facebook
proper noun
  1. (given name, male) popular in England since Middle Ages; name of eight kings.
Hereford Tweet Definition of Hereford Like Definition of Hereford on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A city in Herefordshire, England
  2. A breed of cattle used for high-quality beef, see w:Hereford (cattle)
Hereford and Worcester Tweet Definition of Hereford and Worcester Like Definition of Hereford and Worcester on Facebook
proper noun
  1. (From 1974 to 1998) An administrative county in the west midlands of England.
Herefordshire Tweet Definition of Herefordshire Like Definition of Herefordshire on Facebook
proper noun
  1. An inland county of England bordered by Shropshire, Worcestershire, Gloucestershire, Monmouthshire, Radnorshire and Brecknockshire.
Hertford Tweet Definition of Hertford Like Definition of Hertford on Facebook
proper noun
  1. The county town of Hertfordshire
Hertfordshire Tweet Definition of Hertfordshire Like Definition of Hertfordshire on Facebook
proper noun
  1. An inland county of south-east England bordered by Cambridgeshire, Essex, Middlesex, Buckinghamshire and Bedfordshire.
Herzegovina Tweet Definition of Herzegovina Like Definition of Herzegovina on Facebook
proper noun
  1. Southern wedge of the country of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Represents a geographic and historic entity, not an administrative unit.
Hesse Tweet Definition of Hesse Like Definition of Hesse on Facebook
proper noun
  1. One of the component states of Germany according to the current administrative division of the nation.
Hessian Tweet Definition of Hessian Like Definition of Hessian on Facebook
noun
  1. a type of jute
proper noun (Hessians)
  1. a native or inhabitant of Hesse
  2. a mercenary soldier, especially a German one who fought with the British in the American Revolutionary War
adjective
  1. of or relating to Hesse in Germany
hickory Tweet Definition of hickory Like Definition of hickory on Facebook
noun (hickor, ies)
  1. Any of various deciduous hardwood trees of the genus Carya or Annamocarya.
  2. (uncountable) The wood of this tree.
adjective
  1. Of or pertaining to the hickory tree or its wood.
highland Tweet Definition of highland Like Definition of highland on Facebook
noun
  1. An area of land that is at elevation; mountainous land.
adjective
  1. Relating to
  2. Noun, highlands.
Highlands Tweet Definition of Highlands Like Definition of Highlands on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A mountainous area of Scotland.
Hiiumaa Tweet Definition of Hiiumaa Like Definition of Hiiumaa on Facebook
proper noun
  1. The second-largest island of Estonia.
  2. Hiiu County in Estonia.
hillside Tweet Definition of hillside Like Definition of hillside on Facebook
noun
  1. The side of a hill.
Hilo Tweet Definition of Hilo Like Definition of Hilo on Facebook
proper noun
  1. largest town on the Big Island of Hawai'i, located at the eastern corner of the island
Himachal Pradesh Tweet Definition of Himachal Pradesh Like Definition of Himachal Pradesh on Facebook
proper noun
  1. State in northern India which has Shimla as its capital.
Himalayas Tweet Definition of Himalayas Like Definition of Himalayas on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A mountain range of south-central Asia extending about 2,414 km (1,500 mi) through Kashmir, northern India, southern Xizang (Tibet), Nepal, Sikkim, and Bhutan; includes nine of the world"s ten highest peaks, including Mount Everest.
Hindustan Tweet Definition of Hindustan Like Definition of Hindustan on Facebook
proper noun
  1. (obsolete) the northern region of India, in which the predominant religion is Hinduism
Hiroshima Tweet Definition of Hiroshima Like Definition of Hiroshima on Facebook
proper noun
  1. a city in Honshu, Japan; devastated by the first atomic bomb dropped in warfare in 1945
Hispaniola Tweet Definition of Hispaniola Like Definition of Hispaniola on Facebook
proper noun
  1. An island in the Caribbean, comprising the nations of Haiti and the Dominican Republic
HK Tweet Definition of HK Like Definition of HK on Facebook
initialism
  1. Hong Kong
Hobart Tweet Definition of Hobart Like Definition of Hobart on Facebook
proper noun
  1. An English surname.
  1. The state capital of Tasmania (Australia).
Ho Chi Minh City Tweet Definition of Ho Chi Minh City Like Definition of Ho Chi Minh City on Facebook
proper noun
  1. The largest city of Vietnam, formerly known as Saigon.
Hokkaido Tweet Definition of Hokkaido Like Definition of Hokkaido on Facebook
proper noun
  1. The second largest island of Japan, capital Sapporo
Holland Tweet Definition of Holland Like Definition of Holland on Facebook
proper noun
  1. The Netherlands.
  2. A region of the Netherlands formed by two provinces: North Holland and South Holland.
Hollywood Tweet Definition of Hollywood Like Definition of Hollywood on Facebook
proper noun
  1. Area of Los Angeles, famed for its movie studios.
  2. (context, by extension) The entire American film and television industry, regardless of location.
holstein Tweet Definition of holstein Like Definition of holstein on Facebook
noun
  1. A type of dairy cattle, distinctively colored in splotches of black and white.
Holt Tweet Definition of Holt Like Definition of Holt on Facebook
proper noun
  1. An English and north-west European topographic surname for someone who lived by a small wood
  2. A market town in Norfolk, England
Holy Land Tweet Definition of Holy Land Like Definition of Holy Land on Facebook
proper nounthe Holy Land category:English proper nouns
  1. That part of Asia, consisting mostly of Israel and Palestine, in which most Biblical events are set.
homestead Tweet Definition of homestead Like Definition of homestead on Facebook
noun
  1. a house and the curtilage
verb
  1. To acquire or settle on land as a homestead.
Honduras Tweet Definition of Honduras Like Definition of Honduras on Facebook
proper noun
  1. Country in Central America. Official name: Republic of Honduras.
Honiara Tweet Definition of Honiara Like Definition of Honiara on Facebook
proper noun
  1. The capital of the Solomon Islands.
Honolulu Tweet Definition of Honolulu Like Definition of Honolulu on Facebook
proper noun
  1. The capital of Hawaii.
Honshu Tweet Definition of Honshu Like Definition of Honshu on Facebook
16proper noun
  1. The main island of the Japanese Archipelago.
hood Tweet Definition of hood Like Definition of hood on Facebook
noun
  1. A covering such as worn over one"s head.
  2. A distinctively coloured fold of material, representing a university degree.
  3. An enclosure which protects something, especially from above.
  4. (context, automotive) A soft top of a convertible car or carriage.
  5. (context, US, automotive) The hinged cover over the engine of a motor car.
  6. (slang) gangster, Gangster, thug. Short for hoodlum.
  7. (slang) neighborhood, Neighborhood.
verb
  1. To cover something with a hood.
adjective
  1. Relating to inner-city everyday life, both positive and negative aspects; especially people"s attachment to and love for their neighborhoods.
Hoover Tweet Definition of Hoover Like Definition of Hoover on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A brand of vacuum cleaner.
  2. A surname (shared by several famous people including w:J Edgar Hoover, J Edgar Hoover and w:Herbert Hoover, Herbert Hoover).
Hope Tweet Definition of Hope Like Definition of Hope on Facebook
proper noun
  1. (given name, female) from the virtue, like Faith and Charity first used by Puritans.
  2. An English and Scottish topographic surname for someone who lived in a hop, a small enclosed valley
  3. A town in Arkansas
  4. A town in British Columbia
Hopkins Tweet Definition of Hopkins Like Definition of Hopkins on Facebook
proper noun
  1. An English and Welsh patronymic surname from Hopkin
horn Tweet Definition of horn Like Definition of horn on Facebook
noun (horns, -)
  1. (countable) A hard growth of keratin that protrudes from the top of the head of certain animals.
  2. (uncountable) The hard substance from which animals' horns are made, sometimes used by man as a material for making various objects.
an umbrella with a handle made of
  1. (countable) Any of several musical wind instruments.
  2. (countable) An instrument resembling a musical horn and used to signal others.
hunting
  1. (countable) A loud alarm, especially one on a motor vehicle.
  2. (countable) A conical device used to direct waves.
antenna
loudspeaker
  1. (context, informal, countable) Generally, any brass wind instrument.
  2. (context, slang, countable, from the horn-shaped earpieces of old communication systems that used air tubes) A telephone.
  3. (context, uncountable, coarse, slang, definite article) An erection of the penis.
  4. (context, countable, coarse, slang, definite article) A peninsula or crescent-shaped tract of land. "to navigate around the horn."
Houston Tweet Definition of Houston Like Definition of Houston on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A city in Texas, USA
Huddersfield Tweet Definition of Huddersfield Like Definition of Huddersfield on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A town in West Yorkshire, England
Hudson Tweet Definition of Hudson Like Definition of Hudson on Facebook
proper noun
  1. (rivers) A river in America that flows through New York into the Atlantic Ocean.
Hudson Bay Tweet Definition of Hudson Bay Like Definition of Hudson Bay on Facebook
proper noun
  1. An inland sea in northeastern Canada.
hue Tweet Definition of hue Like Definition of hue on Facebook
noun (plural:hues)
  1. Color or shade of color; tint; dye.
livid with the hue of death
::— Wikipedia:Mary W. Shelley, Mary W. Shelley
  1. Character; aspect.
  2. The characteristic related to the light frequency that appears in the color; It can be, from lower to higher wave frequencies, respectively: red, yellow, green, Cyan or blue. In digital arts, in HSV color, it's used together with saturation and value.
Hull Tweet Definition of Hull Like Definition of Hull on Facebook
proper noun
  1. Any of various cities in the United Kingdom, Canada, and the United States (see the Wikipedia article).
Humber Tweet Definition of Humber Like Definition of Humber on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A large tidal estuary forming part of the boundary between northern and southern England.
Humberside Tweet Definition of Humberside Like Definition of Humberside on Facebook
proper noun
  1. (from 1974 to 1996) An administrative county in the east midlands of England carved out of Yorkshire and Lincolnshire.
category:English counties      
Hungary Tweet Definition of Hungary Like Definition of Hungary on Facebook
proper noun
  1. Country in Europe. Official name: Republic of Hungary (Magyar Kztrsasg).
Huntingdonshire Tweet Definition of Huntingdonshire Like Definition of Huntingdonshire on Facebook
proper noun
  1. An inland traditional county of England bordered by Northamptonshire, Cambridgeshire and Bedfordshire.
Huntington Tweet Definition of Huntington Like Definition of Huntington on Facebook
proper noun (wikipedia, Huntington, West Virginia)
  1. an English habitational surname for someone who lived at any of several places whose name is derived from hunta, hunter, especially from Huntingdon
  2. A city in West Virginia, United States
Hunts Tweet Definition of Hunts Like Definition of Hunts on Facebook
abbreviation
  1. Huntingdonshire (in postal addresses)
hurst Tweet Definition of hurst Like Definition of hurst on Facebook
noun
  1. A wood or grove.
Hyderabad Tweet Definition of Hyderabad Like Definition of Hyderabad on Facebook
proper noun
  1. State capital of Andhra Pradesh (India).
  2. A city of Sindh.
Hythe Tweet Definition of Hythe Like Definition of Hythe on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A coastal town in Somerset, England

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